Fashion & Style Police Interviews Denise Rabor

Fashion & Style Police Interviews Denise Rabor

Hey peoples. It is a new month, and I have a new interview to share with you. I had the pleasure of interviewing the lovely Victoria from Lylia Rose to end the interview series last year, and to start of the interview series for new year, I have the very creative Denise Rabor. She is an international makeup artist with over 15 years experience; founder and creative director of WOW Beauty.

I enjoyed carrying out this interview and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed putting it together.

Denise Irabor

 

Can you tell me a bit more about WOW Beauty? What is the idea behind it?

Wow beauty is the culmination of a lifetime love affair with beauty and wellbeing. As a child, growing up in New York I used to love reading my mothers magazines, Ebony and Essence.

My international career as a makeup artist broadened my experience and vision for beauty. I loved translating looks for all skin tones. With WOW beauty, my aim is to bring that element of celebrating our beauty to all women and I encourage them to say #Iownmybeauty

Wow beauty is for every woman, it’s focused on creating one hub for all women to visit. We all know that there is a need for greater diversity in the beauty world, so my aim is to produce an inclusive portal that celebrates our diverse beauty, a site that celebrates/acknowledges you whatever your age or skin tone; all to often women feel excluded from the mainstream and lack the confidence to embrace their looks…hence the wow beauty mantras of beauty is Global, Ageless, Timeless, Diverse, and Transformational.

Beauty

 

I can see you have worked with major publications and models, including the lovely fashion editorial shoot for Alek Wek some years ago. Her makeup was amazing. How have your survived in the competitive world of beauty?

Thank you. Yes it is a competitive business and there are lots of very talented makeup artists out there. I think that my career longevity comes from my passion for what I do, which means that I’m always open to learning new things.

Alek-Wek-Red-Lipstick

 

 What are your top 5 favourite makeup products and why?

  • My makeup brush collection. Good brushes make all the difference to makeup application and finish ….I’ve had some of my favourites for over 12 years and they still look new.
  •  Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream is a great multi purpose product ….for dry skin, to create glossy eyelids, as lip balm etc….
  • Shiseido black eye liner pen
  • Clarins face oils
  • Armani Fluid Sheer highlighters

 Where do you see WOW Beauty in 5 years?

I have a big vision for WOW beauty …I want to build on the way that women view beauty– firstly that they start to #own their beauty and that they see the connection that exists between beauty, wellbeing and the self-awareness that is required for career growth. Secondly, I want to really make a stand for inclusive beauty. It’s a big vision, it’s a shared vision and it’s time.

WOW Beauty

 

What do you think of Fashion and Style Police?

I love it! It’s authentic, uplifting and stylish….well done.

 

Thanks for reading and have a lovely weekend.

 

 

Product Review: Pevonia Youthful Glances Christmas Collection

Pevonia

 

I recently received the Pevonia Youthful Glances Christmas Collection and I was super excited to try it out. The range came in a very pretty, white, quilted bag, and it included an eye makeup remover 50ml, evolutive eye gel 30ml, evolutive eye cream 30ml and an eye massage wand. I have used these products for weeks now and I have quite a lot to say about the collection but before I get into it, let’s read what Pevonia has to say about this it:

Featuring the best-selling Pevonia C Evolutive Eye Gel and Eye Cream, containing botanical ingredients to minimise wrinkles and maintain a smooth and youthful eye contour; the Pevonia Eye Massage Wand which stimulates micro-circulation and intensifies the absorbency of your Pevonia® Eye Product of choice; and the essential Eye Make-up remover, along with the white quilted bag.

Pevonia’s Youthful Glances Collection is your best friend when it comes to this Christmas party season, making late night tired eyes a thing of the past.

 

Now here are my thoughts on the products:

THE MASSAGE WAND

PROS

  1. I love the feel of the massage wand. It relaxes me, stimulates circulation, and intensifies the absorbency of the eye cream or gel, so use an eye product before using the massage wand. I used the cream, gel or both before using the wand.

 

CONS

None.

 

Pevonia Range

 

THE EVOLUTIVE EYE GEL

I love this eye gel. I have used it every morning and most evenings for weeks now and I have only good things to say about it. I apply a small quantity around the eye with my finger tips and I let the magic begin.

PROS

  1. This eye gel is the best thing ever. It helps add some sparkle to the eyes, especially when you have had a few late nights, like I have been having.
  2. It helps maintain a smooth and youthful eye contour.
  3. It also serves as a great makeup base for a long-lasting look.
  4. It reduces puffiness and dark circles.

CONS

None.

 

EYE MAKEUP REMOVER

This eye makeup remover is so fabulous. I apply it on some cotton wool and wipe gently.

PROS

  1. It is the gentlest eye makeup I have ever used. I wear contact lenses, and I felt no sting whatsoever.
  2. It took off ever trace of makeup off my eye lids and eye lashes.
  3. It takes off waterproof makeup as well.

CONS

None.

 

EVOLUTIVE EYE CREAM

This eye cream is a must-have this season. I have used this product everyday and I can say it has done the job.

PROS

  1. This eye cream is great when used with the eye gel, It wakes up your tired eyes.
  2. It is non greasy.
  3. It feels great on the skin.

CONS

None.

 

I recommend this Youthful Glances Christmas Collection to anyone in need of a gently eye makeup, eye cream, massage wand and eye gel, these products perform brilliantly. The only issue I have with this collection is the price £110, but then again, good things never really come cheap, and the quality of these products speak for themselves, so it is worth it in my book. Our skin deserves the very best.

This collection would make a lovely Christmas present, do you agree? Drop me a comment, let’s chat.

Thanks for reading and have a lovely weekend.

 

*PR Samples.

 

 

 

My Laser Hair Removal Journey: The Patch Test

Laser Hair Removal

 

If you a frequent reader of Fashion and Style Police, you would know about me wanting to get my body hair taken off permanently. I have previously written about laser hair removal treatment a few times now (click here and here if you missed the posts); I have been obsessed with the treatment for a while now, so you can imagine my excitement when I had the golden opportunity to try it out with Laser Chic Clinic in Didsbury, Manchester.

Laser Chic

 

Laser Chic Clinic is a skin clinic specialist in laser treatments, such as hair removal, skin rejuvenation, pigmentation, facial and leg veins. I went in for a patch test session last week Saturday and it went great. For those who do not know, a patch test session is simply an initial consultation to determine if the laser treatment is right for you. I filled out forms, and had a long chat with a lovely lady. She explained the entire process in detail,a and answered all my questions. Then, I made myself comfortable on the green chair as you can above, ready to try out the laser hair removal machine for myself. I decided to have the treatment done on my chin, I am sick of having to wax or thread every month, and the hairs really annoy when they crop up.

Laser Hair Removal Laser Chic

The patch test itself was done in about 5 minutes.  I removed the makeup on my chin with a cleanser provided by the clinic (the area has to be makeup free or the machine could spark), I had my eyes covered with a pair of glasses, then I felt some cool air, and then the heat. The laser machine was used for a few seconds on three parts of the chin – the left, middle and right.  It felt strange, painful but bearable, if you can bear threading, then you can bear this. It was over quickly, and then some ointment was applied on it.

Hair Removal

 

What to expect? There was a bit of redness immediately as you can see, but that disappeared in minutes and I have had no issues with the area so far, burnt hairs; I could smell them, and my chin had a goosebumpy appearance for some hours. I have to wait for 7 days before I go for my next session, and I have that booked for this Saturday. I am looking forward to it. I will fill you guys next week on how my first full session goes so keep your eyes peeled.

 

What do you think? Have you had a laser hair removal treatment before? Sound off in the comment section. Thanks for reading.

 

*I was offered the treatment in exchange for a review, all words are MINE.

 

 

 

 

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